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New York Law Journal and Other Media

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Cases Reported by the New York Law Journal

Martinez v. Mukasey. 551 F.3d 113 (2d Cir. 2008), reprinted in New York Law Journal Dec. 29, 2008

Reprint of Bretz and Coven’s winning case, Martinez v. Mukasey

Sharkey v. Quarantillo, 541 F.3d 75 (2d Cir. 2008), reprinted in New York Law Journal Sept. 10, 2008

Reprint of Bretz and Coven’s winning case, Sharkey v. Quarantillo.

Walcott v. Chertoff, 517 F.3d 149 (2d Cir. 2008), reprinted in New York Law Journal, Feb. 25, 2008

Reprint of Bretz and Coven’s winning case, Walcott v. Chertoff.

Sepulveda v. Gonzales, 407 F.3d 59 (2d Cir. 2005), reprinted in New York Law Journal, May 11, 2005

Reprint of Bretz and Coven’s winning case, Sepulveda v. Gonzales.

Jobson v. Ashcroft, 326 F.3d 367 (2d Cir. 2003), reprinted in New York Law Journal, May 7, 2003

Reprint of Bretz and Coven’s winning case, Jobson v. Ashcroft.

NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL ARTICLES

Mark Hamblett, Circuit Sees Exception to Immigration Review Bar, New York Law Journal, Sept. 8, 2008

Announcing that Bretz & Coven won Sharkey v. Quarantillo in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Mark Hamblett, Extraordinary Measures Reduce Circuit’s Immigration Case Backlog, New York Law Journal, June 5, 2007

Quoting Kerry W. Bretz in an article about the backlog of immigration cases at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mark Hamblett, Circuit Affirms Right of Appellate Panels to Review Immigration Determinations, New York Law Journal, May 6, 2005

Announcing that Bretz & Coven won Sepulveda v. Gonzales in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Michael Bobelian, Goverment’s Role in Egyptian’s Torture Claim Draws Rebuke, New York Law Journal, Feb. 26, 2004

Announcing that Bretz & Coven won Khouzam v. Ashcroft in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mark Hamblett, Violent Crimes Narrowly Defined for Deportation, New York Law Journal, May 5, 2003

Announcing that Bretz & Coven won Jobson v. Ashcroft in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mark Hamblett, Ineffective Counsel Plea Allows Aliens to Appeal, New York Law Journal, Nov. 8, 2000

Announcing that Bretz & Coven won Iavorski v. INS in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mark Hamblett, City’s Immigrants Win Local Forum for Deportation Fights, New York Law Journal, Nov. 6, 2000

Quoting Kerry W. Bretz in an article about the frequency of aliens being transferred to detention centers far from their family.

Mark Hamblett, Bar on Waivers of Deportation Not Retroactive, New York Law Journal, Feb. 24, 2000

Announcing the Bretz & Coven won Pena Rosario v. Reno in United States Federal District Court, Eastern District of New York.

OTHER PRINT MEDIA APPEARANCES

Firm Partner Kerry Bretz was quoted in a American Bar Association (ABA) Journal article about President Donald Trump's proposed immigration policy reform.

Disha Chandiramani, an immigration attorney at Bretz & Coven, LLP, was interviewed by Long Island Business News about the future of U.S. immigration policies under the Trump administration.

Noticia highlighted key differences between U and T Visas in its article featuring Kerry Bretz, Immigration Attorney and Partner at Bretz & Coven, LLP.

Noticia recently featured Kerry Bretz, Immigration Attorney and Partner at Bretz & Coven, LLP, in its article about how driving under the influence can be a quick route to deportation for undocumented immigrants.

Kerry Bretz of Bretz & Coven, LLP was interviewed by Legal Broadcast Network and its Speaking of Justice podcast on the Supreme Court’s recent decision to hear the appeal on President Obama’s executive action on DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents).

Yong Hoon Jang, U.S. High Court Recognizes Asylum Eligibility for a Korean Chinese Punished for Helping North Korean Defectors, Yonhap News, Seoul, Korea Mar. 28, 2009

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about a new decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit regarding a Korean Chinese asylum applicant who had been punished by the Chinese government for helping North Korean defectors.

Jin Soo Lee, New York, Has the Highest Average Bond Amount Given During Deportation Cases, THE KOREA TIMES Jan. 23, 2009

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about statistics on average bond amount set by different ICE offices across the United States.

Jae Ho Yoon, Employment-Based Third-Preference Visa Priority Date Unchanged, THE KOREA TIMES Nov. 8, 2008

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about the difficulty faced by employment-based green card applicants due to the backlog in visa number allocation.

Jae Ho Yoon, ICE Targets Even Small Business for Employing Illegal Aliens, THE KOREA TIMES Sept. 20, 2008

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about the impact of hiring illegal aliens on employers.

Jae Ho Yoon, Attorney David Kim, Specialist in Deportation Defense, THE KOREA TIMES Sept. 6, 2008

Profile interview with David K. S. Kim, highlighting his success in deportation defense and federal court litigation against Department of Homeland Security.

Jae Ho Yoon, USCIS Toughens the Adjudication Standard of Green Card Applications, THE KOREA TIMES July. 2, 2008

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about the more rigorous standard employed by the USCIS in adjudicating green card applications.

Sarah Garland, Citizenship Backlog Could Thwart Would-Be Voters, The New York Sun, June 18, 2008

Quoting Matthew L. Guadagno in an article about the backlog of citizenship applications.

Jae Ho Yoon, Attorneys David Kim and Chanwoo Lee, Recipients of the Outstanding Asian and Pacific American Attorney Awards, THE KOREA TIMES May. 23, 2008

Reporting on David K. S. Kim’s award for the Outstanding Asian and Pacific American Attorney during the Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration held at the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan.

Jae Ho Yoon, OPT Period Extended to 29 Months for Science and Engineering Students, THE KOREA TIMES Apr. 5, 2008

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about a new regulation extending the period of Optional Practical Training for F-1 students who majored in science, engineering and technology.

Jae Ho Yoon, Rooting Out the Immigration Brokers, THE KOREA TIMES Mar. 8, 2008

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about the adverse consequences of hiring illegal immigration brokers on immigrants.

Jae Ho Yoon, Victims of Immigration Fraud May Apply for Green Card, THE KOREA TIMES Mar. 7, 2008

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about S and U visas for crime victims who cooperate with the law enforcement for prosecution of criminals.

Jae Ho Yoon, “It’s Okay to Have One Drink and Drive” Attitude Could Destroy An Immigrant’s Dream, THE KOREA TIMES Feb. 27, 2008

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about the adverse consequence of drunk driving on immigrants.

Jae Ho Yoon, Minor Misdemeanors Could Lead to Denial of Naturalization and Even Deportation, THE KOREA TIMES Feb. 19, 2008

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about the adverse consequence of minor crimes on naturalization applicants.

Jae Ho Yoon, Failure to Report Change of Address to USCIS Could Be The Basis of Deportation, THE KOREA TIMES Feb. 19, 2008

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about the adverse consequence of failure to report address change to the USCIS on immigrants.

Jae Ho Yoon, Arson, Possession of Stolen Property, Grounds of Deportation, THE KOREA TIMES Feb. 9, 2008

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about different grounds of deportation.

Jae Ho Yoon, 276,912 Aliens Deported in 2007, THE KOREA TIMES Jan. 26, 2008

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about deportation statistics.

Jae Ho Yoon, Immigration Detention Center to Reopen in Manhattan, THE KOREA TIMES Jan. 19, 2008

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about reopening of an immigration detention center in Manhattan.

Jae Ho Yoon, Immigration Status Check Even At U.S. Domestic Flight Airports, THE KOREA TIMES Jan. 7, 2008

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about immigration status checks at airports for U.S. domestic flights.

Jae Ho Yoon, Naturalization May Be Denied for Drunk Driving, THE KOREA TIMES Dec. 24, 2007

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about the adverse consequence of drunk driving on naturalization applicants.

Jae Ho Yoon, Immigration Law Violators Arrested in New York Being Transferred to Texas, Deportation-Friendly Jurisdiction, THE KOREA TIMES Dec. 18, 2007

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about transfer of aliens detained in New York to Texas

Jae Ho Yoon, Sudden Increase of EB-5 Immigrant Visa Applications, THE KOREA TIMES Dec. 14, 2007

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about EB-5 investor immigrant visa.

Jae Ho Yoon, Attorney David Kim of Bretz & Coven, LLP, THE KOREA TIMES Dec. 13, 2007

Profile interview with David K. S. Kim

Jae Ho Yoon, It Takes 13 Days to Obtain Tourist Visa from Korea, THE KOREA TIMES Nov. 23, 2007

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about processing time for tourist visas in Korea.


Yong Il Shin, Korean American Report/Increase in Referral to Deportation Prosecution After Denial of Green Card Applications, THE KOREA TIMES Oct. 31, 2007

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about the increase in number of cases referred to immigration court for removal proceedings following denial of green card applications by the USCIS.

Yong Il Shin, Korean American Report/Mr. Kyung Joon Kim, A Korean American Charged with Fraud Involving Billions of Dollars in Korea, THE KOREA TIMES Sept. 24, 2007

Quoting David K. S. Kim in an article about a Korean American facing extradition to Korea for a high profile prosecution involving the President-elect of Korea.

Joo Chan Kim, Korean American Groups Unite To Curb Immigration Fraud, THE KOREA TIMES Sept 20, 2007

Reporting that Kerry W. Bretz’s and David K. S. Kim are special guest speakers at the first immigration education seminar sponsored by the Korean American Association of Greater New York and other Korean American organizations.

Bora Jung, “Never Provide Original Documents,” Immigration Law Seminar Co-sponsored by Korean American Organizations, THE KOREA TIMES Sept. 20, 2007

Quoting Kerry W. Bretz’s and David K. S. Kim’s comments regarding immigration fraud during the first immigration education seminar sponsored by the Korean American Association of Greater New York and other Korean American organizations.

Yong Il Shin, Korean American Report/Mr. Kyung Joon Kim, A Korean American Charged with Fraud Involving Billions of Dollars, THE KOREA TIMES May 30, 2007

Quoting David K. S. Kim’s comments about the extradition procedures, pursuant to U.S.-Korea extradition treaty.

Yong Il Shin, Korean American Report/2006 Fiscal Year Immigration Court Asylum Statistics, THE KOREA TIMES May 9, 2007

Quoting David K. S. Kim’s comments about the trend of immigration court decisions on asylum.


Yong Il Shin, Ms. Young Ae Ma’s Asylum Interview Lasts 9 Hours . . . Decision expected This Month, THE KOREA TIMES Apr. 7, 2006

Quoting Jules E. Coven and David K. S. Kim about the first North Korean affirmative asylum applicant in the United States represented by Bretz & Coven.

Robert Polner, The New New Yorkers, Newsday, Aug. 10, 2005

Quoting Kerry W. Bretz in an article about Rev. Bob Vitagoline’s help of aliens in Brooklyn.


Zalawadia v. Ashcroft, 361 F.3d 292 (5th Cir. 2004), reprinted in Texas Lawyer, June 28, 2004

Reprint of Bretz and Coven’s winning case, Zalawadia v. Ashcroft.

Ashley v. Ridge, 288 F.Supp.2d 662, (D.N.J. 2003), reprinted in New Jersey Law Journal, Nov. 10, 2003

Reprint of Bretz and Coven’s winning case, Ashley v. Ridge.

Kim Barker, Federal Tactics Criticized in Roundup of 1,100, Chicago Tribune, Sept. 11, 2002.

Referencing Matthew L. Guadagno in an article about Muslim detainees.

Mae Cheng, A Dance of Liberty, Newsday, Mar. 9, 2002

Acknowledging the pro bono work of Kerry W. Bretz and Jules E. Coven in a victorious asylum case for Sierra Leone amputee child victims.

Albor Ruiz, New Lives for Young Horror Victims, Daily News, Mar. 11, 2002

Quoting Kerry W. Bretz in an article about a victorious asylum case for Sierra Leone amputee child victims handled pro bono by Kerry W. Bretz and Jules E. Coven.


Lisa Getter, Response to Terror, L.A. Times, Dec. 31, 2001

Quoting Kerry W. Bretz in an article about the government’s treatment of newly arrived immigrants.

Anonymous, Supreme Court Expands Aliens’ Rights, Migration World Magazine Dec. 31, 2001

An article discussing Bretz and Coven’s winning case, Calcano-Martinez v. INS.

Henry Weinstein, Fast Track Deportation Ruled Illegal, Chicago Tribune, June 26, 2001.

An article discussing Bretz and Coven’s winning case, Calcano-Martinez v. INS.

Ray Sanchez, INS Detainee’s Death Prompts Accusations, Newsday, Jan. 8, 1999

Quoting Matthew L. Guadagno in an article about an alien’s death in a detention center.

Mirta Ojito, Immigrant Dies While Detained by the I.N.S, New York Times, Jan. 7, 1999

Quoting Matthew L. Guadagno in an article about an alien’s death in a detention center.

TV AND RADIO

Kerry Bretz Interviewed by CW39

Kerry Bretz was interviewed by CW39 on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids.

Kerry Bretz Appears on Justice with Judge Jeanine on the Fox News Channel

In an October 1, 2011 panel discussion on the cable television show, Justice with Judge Jeanine, Kerry Bretz made several important points challenging ICE's Secure Communities Program.

Undocumented Harvard University student, Eric Balderas, no longer faces deportation to Mexico, Telemundo/NBC's Al Rojo Vivo, June 18, 2010, and June 21, 2010

A TV interview of Myriam Sanchez Hildebrand on June 18, 2010 and June 21, 2010 about the granting of deferred action to an undocumented, 19-year-old Harvard University student named Eric Balderas.  He was brought into the United States at age 4.

Rebecca Spitz, Legal Immigrant Awaits Word As Deportation Case Heads to Supreme Court, NY1 TV, March 31, 2010

A TV interview of Kerry Bretz and Elvis Martinez, a client represented by Bretz & Coven, concerning the U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments on March 31, 2010, about if minor drug offences can be collectively treated as an aggravated felony punishable by mandatory deportation.

Myung Hwa Jang, Numerous Interviews Regarding Young Ae Ma Asylum, Radio Free Asia Apr. 2006-Sept. 2006

Quoting David K. S. Kim in various radio interviews regarding the first North Korean who applied for asylum with the USCIS, a client represented by Bretz & Coven.

Attorneys David Kim and Chanwoo Lee, Recipients of the Outstanding Asian and Pacific American Attorney Awards, TKC TV May 23, 2008

A TV report on David K. S. Kim’s award for the Outstanding Asian and Pacific American Attorney during the Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration held at the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan.

Eunsuk Roh, Delay in Religious Worker Visa Processing, MK TV July 30, 2007

Quoting David K. S. Kim in a TV interview about the difficulty facing religious worker visa applicants.

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